Geoff Brown’s BIO

Geoff helps people to work together in ways that build relationship, improve participatory decision-making and collaboration


Geoff Brown describes himself as a Conversation Architect, specialising in the art of process design. He believes that meaningful dialogue and collaboration are at the core of transformational change.  Geoff is widely known as a facilitator whose work helps groups to explore their most complex questions and challenges.

For the past fourteen years, Geoff ran his own consultancy working with diverse range of clients across the government and non-profit sector in fields including chronic disease prevention, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, biodiversity, waterway health and integrated water management.

Geoff also holds learning spaces for Communities of Practice and networks of stakeholders working together on systemic and complex challenges.



Group process design, facilitation, multi-stakeholder engagement, team coaching



Well known across Victoria’s sustainability sector as an innovator and leader of community behaviour change and leadership programs.

Has lead the design and facilitation of innovative, multi-stakeholder engagement efforts that have helped to produce: the Victorian state-wide Biodiversity Plan; Victoria’s current Climate Change Framework; Melbourne’s Healthy Waterways Strategy.

Geoff has worked internationally – including the co-design and facilitation of the Inaugural World Indigenous Housing Forum (2012) hosted by AHMA.

Previously an Occupational Therapist specialising in neurological rehabilitation and later in workplace occupational health and safety.



B App Sc (Occupational Therapy), LaTrobe University, Melbourne

Certificate in Occupational Rehabilitation

Accredited facilitator of The Solution Focus

Certificate in Complexity & Decision-making – Cynefin Framework & Sense-making



The Art of Hosting Community of Practice

The Applied Improvisation Network (AIN)